By Mike Dickson for MailOnline
Published: 21:12 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 22:28 BST, 5 September 2020
Serena Williams put herself in the perfect place for a run at the US Open title after surviving a stern test last night.
The 38 year-old American staged an impressive comeback to defeat the dangerous Sloane Stephens 2-6 6-2 6-2 to make the last sixteen.
Trying to win an elusive 24th Grand Slam title, the pressure has been added to by six of the top ten women being absent.
Serena Williams recovered from a slow start to see off American compatriot Sloane Stephens
Williams fell behind in the first set but managed to come through the third round tie 2-6 6-2 6-2
The American duo touch rackets following the pulsating clash at the Arthur Ashe